Published: Sep 22, 2012 9:50 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 24, 2012 6:39 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office and American Cancer Society joined forces Saturday for a golf tournament to raise money for breast cancer research.

More than 100 golfers hit the links at Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers to raise money for the cause.

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott says he's proud to host the event, and support the fight against something that impacts so many.

He says, "this is probably 4 times the size of last year's tournament which translates into more money raised of course for the cause and assistance to victims of cancer that are going through these problems. There's a lot of support out there that the Cancer Society and others provide so we're just happy to be a part of it."

Breast cancer survivor Sue Symes knows her golf swing may not be the best, but she still suited up for the event. "Any monies raised for a cure, for making strides against breast cancer, I'll be there," she says. Symes was diagnosed with breast cancer almost 10 years ago. "I just want my granddaughter and her children never to know the word cancer or breast cancer."

Many golfers dressed in pink played in honor of loved ones. Deborah Martin says, "I have a good friend Wanda who had breast cancer and she went through it and was a survivor so I'm here to support my girlfriend and people like her."

Organizers hoped to raise about $20,000 through the golf tournament.

The making strides against breast cancer walk will be on October 20 at Tanger Outlets. For more information, visit